Our members Claire Cox and Jacqui Cheetham told ITV Lunchtime News viewers about the benefits of counselling and outdoor therapy.

Claire and Jacqui were interviewed live by presenter Nina Hossain during a segment on Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of nature.

Also for Mental Health Awareness Week, Hadyn Williams, our Chief Executive, Fiona Ballantine Dykes, our Deputy Chief Executive, Kris Ambler, our Workforce Lead, and Mark Fudge, Chair of our Universities and Colleges division, were quoted in an article in the Independent about how to access therapy in lockdown.

And our member Andrew Harvey was featured on BBC Radio Nottingham as part of their coverage of the week.


Justin Havens was quoted in The Sun and Daily Mirror talking about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) after Prince Harry had spoken about it in an interview while Wendy Bristow’s comment piece in The Times said the Prince seeking therapy could encourage other people who need to seek the life-changing support they need.

Our Vice-President, Julia Samuel, was also featured in The Times, talking about how to deal with grief.

Natasha Page contributed to a feature on BBC online about third places and the impact of the pandemic on people’s ability to have social interactions.

Cooking and therapy came under the spotlight in a feature in the Daily Mail with our member Charlotte Hastings.

Eating disorders

Nikita Amin spoke to Vogue about the challenges people of colour face in accessing support for eating disorders.

Tasha Bailey shared her expertise with Refinery29 for an article about office culture and why Black women may prefer working from home post-pandemic.

The Independent featured insight from Louise Tyler on how juggling home-schooling and working long hours during the pandemic has contributed to a rise in burnout. Louise also spoke to the Guardian about how Covid has turned young people’s lives upside down.

Also in the Guardian, Armele Philpotts contributed to the Annalisa Barbieri column which addresses family-related problems.

Money and mental health

Anthony Davis discussed the connection between money and mental health and how the pandemic has taken its toll on both for an article in Which?.

Lindsay George highlighted the mental health benefits of keeping a journal in Cosmopolitan while Sally Brown spoke to Stylist magazine about why looking back at old TV shows can “be a form of emotional regulation”.

Helen Knight and Katy Cossham discussed the impact of Covid on relationships and shared ideas from therapy to help manage difficulties, for the BBC podcast Mindset - How relationships have come under pressure during Covid-19, which is available on BBC Sounds.

Emma Brand spoke about the benefits of counselling in a feature in The Podiatrist’s May/June edition.